Finalists Picked for #GEEKPROM Honoring RVA’s Tech Leaders

RVATECH is a member-driven association of businesses and organizations working together to ensure the continued growth of Central Virginia’s dynamic technology-based economy. 

Richmond Technology Council (RVATECH), central Virginia’s catalyst for technology, have announced the finalists for its Annual Technology Awards, also known as #GeekProm. This is Richmond’s twenty-fourth annual “Academy Awards” of technology and is designed to celebrate the outstanding technologists who are driving the region’s technology-based economy.Each year over 700 of Richmond’s technology leaders attend the award event. The awards recognize individual accomplishments, corporate achievements, non-profit success stories, innovators in their field, and small businesses. This year’s celebration will take place on May 8th from 5 – 9 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Richmond Technology Awards will take place May 8 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center

“This year’s award finalists are all high achievers in their various specialties and sectors,” said Nick Serfass, Executive Director of the Richmond Technology Council. “RVATECH is proud to be able to showcase them to our tech community. Recognizing and celebrating the advanced tech expertise that thrives here locally continues to prove that Richmond is America’s new tech town.”

A reception was held at the McGuireWoods building on Wednesday evening for the nominees, judges, and event sponsors to come together to unveil the finalists. An independent panel of judges will now select the ultimate award winners from the list of finalists. Awards, sponsors, and finalists are:

Innovation in Community – Sponsored by ImpactMakers

  • Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • The Giving Wall
  • United Network for Organ Sharing
  • RoundTrip
  • VirginiaNavigator

Innovation in Education – Sponsored by Trillium Technical

  • Brittany Ballou, Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • ModernSmart Program, Goochland Middle School
  • Chris Dovi, CodeVA
  • Elizabeth Layne, MathScience Innovation Center
  • Dr. LaChelle Waller, TRAKD

Emerging Small Technology Business – Sponsored by Dixon Hughes Goodman

  • MajorClarity
  • Risk Based Security
  • RoundTrip
  • SingleComm
  • TemperPack

Innovation Technology Builder – Sponsored by SLAIT Consulting

  • Veracity
  • Simple Thread
  • Totem
  • Workpath

Technology Project of the Year – Public Sector – Sponsored by CarMax

  • Virginia Department of Education, Division of Special Education and Student Services
  • Virginia Department of Forensic Science
  • Virginia Department of General Services
  • Virginia Department of Health
  • Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Technology Project of the Year – Private Sector (Small Capital) – Sponsored by SingleStone

  • Grenova
  • Light the Music
  • Luck Companies
  • Public Consulting Group
  • Snag

Technology Project of the Year – Private Sector (Large Capital) – Sponsored by CGI

  • Altria Client Services
  • Capital One – Monitoring Intelligence
  • Dominion Energy
  • Estes Express Lines
  • Markel

Technology Executive of the Year – Sponsored by Vaco

  • Eddie O’Leary, CoLab
  • Eddie Peloke, WorkPath
  • Jay Sanne, Capital One
  • Melanie Murphy, CarMax
  • Vinnie Schoenfelder, CapTech

Tech Influencer of the Year – Sponsored by Facebook

Winner announced at rvatech/Gala

Next Gen – Sponsored by GE

Winner announced at rvatech/Gala

People’s Choice – Sponsored by SyComm

Winner announced at rvatech/Gala

Legislator of the Year – Sponsored by Experis

Winner announced at rvatech/Gala

To attend the Richmond Technology Awards on May 8, 2019 5-9pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center visit:

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